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    • craftingmad
    • By craftingmad 2nd Jan 16, 2:45 PM
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    Stash Busting 2016 - I WILL use my mountains of craftstash before buying more!
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    • 2nd Jan 16, 2:45 PM
    Stash Busting 2016 - I WILL use my mountains of craftstash before buying more! 2nd Jan 16 at 2:45 PM
    Hi crafters,


    Welcome to the new 2016 stash busters thread.


    You can find the 2015 thread here:-


    And the 2014 thread here:- http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=4824211


    Well done to all the crafters who took part in 2015. Everyone was amazing and the thread helped so many people that hopefully 2016 can be the same.

    I know that I am determined that 2016 WILL be the year where I actually use and enjoy the stash I have already bought rather than just get that quick thrill from the purchase of more goodies

    For those of you who are new here are a quick recap of the (very loose) rules:-


    The rules of the challenge are simple.

    You can make anything you like but everything you make must be made using items from your current stash.

    You are allowed to print things from cds etc and print any photos etc which may be needed for scrapbooking pages but you must not buy any new stash until your target has been met (except for if it is something to enable you to finish of a project such as adhesive etc).

    However this challenge is just for fun so if you do sin (and I'm sure there will be many - with me at the top of the list!!) then post for forgiveness and keep creating and having fun xxx


    So who's with me this year? Tell me your target and you'll be added to the list Old and new members are welcomed alike



    Anyone can join in at any time

    Happy stash busting
    Last edited by craftingmad; 12-01-2016 at 6:05 PM.
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    • craftingmad
    • By craftingmad 2nd Jan 16, 2:46 PM
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    Reserved for participants


    1/ craftingmad 21/2016
    2/ Rummer - no target set
    3/ Kit1 - no target set
    4/ Mrs-Moneypenny - 0/52
    5/ craftymiss 0/100
    6/ tiggermad - no target set
    7/ Pixiedust 1/50
    8/ rosie51 1/100
    9/ keepcalmandcraft 1/100
    10/ *jellie* - no target set yet
    11/ greentiger 12/2016
    12/ lollyfin 0/20
    13/ Durangirl -no target set
    14/ Silverbird 0/500
    15/ clickerty-click -no target set
    16/ nimbo 0/500
    17/ mrsnicewriting - no target set
    18/ selene -no target set
    19/ bugslet 0/3
    20/ loopychris 61/600
    21/ craftyali - no target set
    22/ magpie -no target set
    23/ party-of-five -no target set
    24/ kitty -no target set
    25/ MaisieM -no target set
    26/ evuka - 0/12
    27/ winspiration 2/100
    28/ ziggy2407 - 60/52
    29/ Bubblesmum 4/50
    Last edited by craftingmad; 13-02-2016 at 6:15 PM.
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    • craftingmad
    • By craftingmad 2nd Jan 16, 2:49 PM
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    • #3
    • 2nd Jan 16, 2:49 PM
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    • 2nd Jan 16, 2:49 PM
    So the challenge is back for another year and once again I am going to set myself a ridiculously high target of 2016


    Who's with me for a spot of stash busting ?


    Don't worry you don't have to have a high target - anything you make to use up your stash will be great
    Mortgage - 125k 32k 24k OP Made 2010 29320 OP 2011 4200
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    • Rummer
    • By Rummer 2nd Jan 16, 3:27 PM
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    • #4
    • 2nd Jan 16, 3:27 PM
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    • 2nd Jan 16, 3:27 PM
    Thank you for the new thread

    I am joining in again with the stash busting challenge although I am not going to set a target I will keep updating the things I use up
    Taking responsibility one penny at a time!
    • Kit1
    • By Kit1 2nd Jan 16, 3:27 PM
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    • #5
    • 2nd Jan 16, 3:27 PM
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    • 2nd Jan 16, 3:27 PM
    I have only started crafting but have already bought things to have a go at but they are in a drawer


    1. Finished a scarf l started at a knitting and crochet class
    Last edited by Kit1; 03-01-2016 at 2:29 PM.
    Stash Busting Challenge 2016 6/52
    • mrs-moneypenny
    • By mrs-moneypenny 2nd Jan 16, 3:36 PM
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    • #6
    • 2nd Jan 16, 3:36 PM
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    • 2nd Jan 16, 3:36 PM
    I'd like to join this year please, I have loads of stash.
    Currently working on a crochet blanket to use up 10 50grm ball of pink soya yarn, it's lovely yarn feels like cotton.

    Am just aiming to use as much stash as poss.

    Thank you for the that'd looking forward to seeing everyone's work.
    SPC~12 ot 124

    In a world that has decided that it's going to lose its mind, be more kind my friend, try to Be More Kind
    • craftingmad
    • By craftingmad 2nd Jan 16, 5:16 PM
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    • #7
    • 2nd Jan 16, 5:16 PM
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    • 2nd Jan 16, 5:16 PM
    Hello to everyone who has joined so far


    Kit1 - I started crafting many years ago but actually think I got to a point where I enjoyed buying the crafting goodies more than actually making anything! Hopefully those days are now behind me and I love nothing better than sitting down and creating something


    Rummer - welcome again. Can't wait to see what you create


    Mrs- moneypenny - welcome. That yarn sounds lovely.Can't wait to see the finished blanket


    WellI nearly failed before I had really started. I am getting everything ready for Project Life and was just about to order some printable page planners when I remembered I was not allowed to spend anything so I grabbed some squared paper (from my stash) and made my own page planners which are now nicely copiedready to use in an album


    Not only am I feeling smug I have also saved 3.35


    Let the stash busting begin
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    • mrs-moneypenny
    • By mrs-moneypenny 2nd Jan 16, 6:21 PM
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    • 2nd Jan 16, 6:21 PM
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    • 2nd Jan 16, 6:21 PM
    I've seen project life mentioned on Pinterest but wasn't sure how it worked.

    I think I will commit to 52 finished items that will average out one a week so I'll see how I go.

    So far I've managed to crochet 5 balls of the yarn so I'm half way through the blanket, but some of my planned cross stitches are big projects so will take a while but little things like the prem hats for hospital, hedgehogs for the sanctuary and stocking for my class at school are little quick knits.
    SPC~12 ot 124

    In a world that has decided that it's going to lose its mind, be more kind my friend, try to Be More Kind
    • craftymiss
    • By craftymiss 2nd Jan 16, 6:53 PM
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    • 2nd Jan 16, 6:53 PM
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    Our spare room is my craft room... And I love to sew, make jewellery, cards and various other bits, but we've found out we need to turn it into a nursery! The stash has to be tamed... So I'd like to sign myself up for 100 makes please.
    • craftingmad
    • By craftingmad 2nd Jan 16, 7:08 PM
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    Our spare room is my craft room... And I love to sew, make jewellery, cards and various other bits, but we've found out we need to turn it into a nursery! The stash has to be tamed... So I'd like to sign myself up for 100 makes please.
    Originally posted by craftymiss
    Congratulations. What a fab reason to stash bust.
    Hopefully you can turn some of that stash into lovely things for your new arrival


    Welcome aboard
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    NSD JAN 8/16
    • craftingmad
    • By craftingmad 2nd Jan 16, 7:13 PM
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    I've seen project life mentioned on Pinterest but wasn't sure how it worked.

    I think I will commit to 52 finished items that will average out one a week so I'll see how I go.

    So far I've managed to crochet 5 balls of the yarn so I'm half way through the blanket, but some of my planned cross stitches are big projects so will take a while but little things like the prem hats for hospital, hedgehogs for the sanctuary and stocking for my class at school are little quick knits.
    Originally posted by mrs-moneypenny
    That's where I first came across Project Life (Pinterest has a lot to answer for!).


    PL is basically a way of documenting your everyday life. The idea is you take a photo or two a day and then use the divided pockets o really easily make a record of your year. When I first started three years ago I went mad and bought loads of expensive cards and pockets and albums but I have learnt that actually you can use just regular scrapbooking supplies and achieve similar results for a fraction of the cost. However because I have enough PL stash to open my own shop I think I will stick to the traditional PL pocket system for the next few years in order to use the stash


    Well done on being half way on the blanket already and massive pats of the back for using your crafting to help others
    Mortgage - 125k 32k 24k OP Made 2010 29320 OP 2011 4200
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    NSD JAN 8/16
    • Tiggermad
    • By Tiggermad 3rd Jan 16, 10:36 AM
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    I'd like to join in but without a target as I tend to put too much pressure on myself if I have a target to meet and inevitably I'll fail!

    Looking forward to chatting with like minded people and getting inspired to use up stash and hopefully when I feel the urge to spend a place to come to get a reality check!

    I have so much stash I could make something everyday for the rest of my life and I would probably still have stuff left over!
    • PixieDust
    • By PixieDust 3rd Jan 16, 4:51 PM
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    I'm in again, I pledge 50 for the year
    • rosie51
    • By rosie51 3rd Jan 16, 6:08 PM
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    Can I join again please, I aim for 25 items from my stash. I make all my own cloths and soft furnishings now, so I will try to get my stash used up this year.
    To day I sorted out a huge amount for a local school after I it advertised on the local free cycle site. Its good that they will make use of it. There is so much stuff that I feel I should give away but it ends up back in the cupboard as it may come in.
    • keepcalmandcraft
    • By keepcalmandcraft 3rd Jan 16, 7:04 PM
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    I'm in again and I'll aim for 100 this year.
    Stash busting challenge 2019: 70/150
    Declutter challenge 2019: 483/2019
    Fashion on the ration 2019: 49/66
    Stash busting challenge 2018: 105/150
    Declutter challenge 2018: 2018/2018


    • keepcalmandcraft
    • By keepcalmandcraft 3rd Jan 16, 7:17 PM
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    I've made a cushion cover (of US and GB flags) for my brother's birthday and edged my coat with bias binding so I'll count that as 2 so far. I'll post a picture of the cushion soon.
    Stash busting challenge 2019: 70/150
    Declutter challenge 2019: 483/2019
    Fashion on the ration 2019: 49/66
    Stash busting challenge 2018: 105/150
    Declutter challenge 2018: 2018/2018


    • *Jellie*
    • By *Jellie* 3rd Jan 16, 8:17 PM
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    Hi everyone!
    Thanks for keeping us inspired to keep going CraftingMad
    I wrote a long post yesterday but the computer ate it! I'm joining in but haven't fully thought through any targets and rules yet.
    2019 fashion on a ration 0/66 coupons
    • craftingmad
    • By craftingmad 3rd Jan 16, 8:22 PM
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    Wecome tiggermad, pixiedust, rosie51, keepcalmandcraft and Jellie


    Its great to see some old and new faces joining in again this year


    Happy stash busting
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    BTL Mortgage 81K BTL Mortgage 82
    No Craft Spending in 2019 10/365 Stash Busting Challenge 2019 31/2019

    1% club member 17,18& 21 - 100% reached 3 times 10k New Target 300.57/5000 6%
    NSD JAN 8/16
    • PixieDust
    • By PixieDust 3rd Jan 16, 8:54 PM
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    I have made a gift label from my stash.....counting 1
    • craftingmad
    • By craftingmad 3rd Jan 16, 9:17 PM
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    well done pixiedust
    Mortgage - 125k 32k 24k OP Made 2010 29320 OP 2011 4200
    BTL Mortgage 81K BTL Mortgage 82
    No Craft Spending in 2019 10/365 Stash Busting Challenge 2019 31/2019

    1% club member 17,18& 21 - 100% reached 3 times 10k New Target 300.57/5000 6%
    NSD JAN 8/16
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